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Udvarthanam – An Unconventional Yet Effective Way to Say Goodbye to Cellulite


Planning to wear your favorite shorts to the beach, but THAT patch of dimpled skin doesn’t let you do that and you almost yelled in dismay ‘OMG, Not Again’! Well, dimple looks good only on your cheeks, not anywhere else, right? And, when it shows up on your thighs or arms or anywhere else, that’s not a dimple, that’s probably cellulite. And, perhaps you are aware of it and have already tried different types of remedies to get rid it and nothing has worked as expected, isn’t it? But, have you tried Udvarthanam or Weight loss treatment in Ayurveda?

Udvarthanam (Ayurveda Massage Therapy) – the meaning

Udvarthanam that literally means elevation or upward movement, is a form of Ayurvedic massage therapy that stimulates the subcutaneous fat tissues to break them down, thus helping in reduction of cellulite or can say it is for weight loss treatments in Ayurveda. At SATYA, a nature-inspired Wellness center, we have got some of the best Ayurvedic practitioners to perform and render a wide range of Ayurvedic treatments, including Udvarthanam and so on. While performing Udvarthanam, different types of herbal powers and sometimes oils are used and the massage strokes are made in an upward direction, contrary to the conventional practice.

Udvarthanam – the types

There are 2 types of Udvarthanam massage –

  • Snigadh Udvarthanam - During this massage session, dry herbal powders are mixed with oils to make a paste and then used for the application. It exfoliates the skin and improves its texture. It is good for sensitive-skinned and weak people who cannot tolerate rigorous rubbing with dry powders.
  • Ruksha Udvarthanam – During this massage session, only dry herbal powders are used. As dry ingredients are rough in texture, rubbing those on the body helps in reduction of Kapha. It is considered to be a very effective treatment for reducing excess fat or for weight loss and cellulite.

Apart from these two, Udvarthanam ayurvedic massage therapy is also effective for the following health conditions. Let’s check them out –

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Sleeplessness
  • Health issues caused as a result of over-nutrition
  • Psoriasis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Neuro-muscular disorders

Udvarthanam for Weight Loss Treatment

So, now that you know what Udvarthanam is mainly for Weight loss treatment, why don’t you pay a visit to Satya and rejuvenate yourself to a new you? and check out our other lifestyle change improvement packages from the website.



Authored By Dr. Akhila Rose Tom

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